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Computational psychoanalysis can be defined essentially as the discipline of building formal models of the mind comprising structurally the unconscious component of thought. Still, this definition underdetermines the field of study: from the one hand the powerful explicative capability of the psychoanalytic conception seems to rely largely on conceptual vagueness; from the other hand, the rigid formalisms of exact sciences seem to be incompatible with the creative, emotional, contradictory and imaginific human dimension generated by the unconscious mechanics of the mind. The contradiction is just apparent because if is true, for example, that the gravity field shapes our buildings, how we walk, how the flowers grow and so on, it cannot decide the colour of the walls we prefer for our home or where we go for a walk because of the smell of the flowers. Similarly, a formal model can depict the deep functioning of the mind, but it cannot be able to foresee how that mind reacts to the enormous amount of unforeseeable stimuli received from the outside and the "inside".

 

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Rosapia "Papik" Lauro-Grotto

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Marco Tonti

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Giuseppe Iurato, BA Mathematics (Pisa), MA Mathematics (Catania), PhD History an...

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